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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 176th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 202nd Largest Retail Industry: 294th
The Social Darwinist Imperium of
Corporate Police State
What Crota began, I complete. My will... conquers all!
Oryx the Taken King
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Ascendant Hive

Population3.622 billion

CapitalAscendant Dreadnaught
LeaderOryx the Taken King
Faiththe Sword-Logic

CurrencyAscendant Rune
AnimalAscendant Worm

The Social Darwinist Imperium of The Ascendant Hive is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Oryx the Taken King with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.622 billion Ascendant Spawn are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ascendant Dreadnaught. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Ascendant Brood economy, worth a remarkable 1,653 trillion Ascendant Runes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 456,473 Ascendant Runes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,924,670 per year while the poor average 70,149, a ratio of 27.4 to 1.

Polygamy is legal, citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering', nobody ever questions the unquestioned rule that questions must always be asked, and worrywarts have started advocating for a paint ban. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Ascendant Hive's national animal is the Ascendant Worm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Sword-Logic.

The Ascendant Hive is ranked 164,026th in the world and 357th in Forest for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.61 Crimes Per Hour.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 176thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 202ndLargest Retail Industry: 294thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 301stHighest Average Incomes: 308thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 339thLargest Insurance Industry: 346thMost Corrupt Governments: 408thMost Avoided: 421stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 446thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 525thLargest Information Technology Sector: 525thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 646thLargest Mining Sector: 673rdLargest Black Market: 676thMost Subsidized Industry: 730thFattest Citizens: 759thMost Devout: 782ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 851stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 882ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,013thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,268thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,024thLargest Governments: 2,682ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,709thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,850thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,886thNudest: 4,265thLowest Crime Rates: 5,071stSmartest Citizens: 6,609thHighest Economic Output: 7,075thMost Efficient Economies: 8,334thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 10,919thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,701stMost Conservative: 13,318thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,980thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,044th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 20th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 38th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, worrywarts have started advocating for a paint ban.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, nobody ever questions the unquestioned rule that questions must always be asked.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, polygamy is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, the government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, applications to enter seminaries spike right before the obligatory fasts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Ascendant Worm hunting institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, a new religious movement claims that people's souls are stored in phosphorous.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.

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